Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80 Digital Camera (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80 Digital Camera (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80 Digital Camera (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 8.1 Megapixel
  • 3x Optical Zoom
  • 2.5" LCD Display
  • MEGA O.I.S. Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Intelligent Auto Technology
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 6400)
  • HD Capture & Playback
  • High Speed Response
  • Powered by AA-size Batteries
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  • 1Description

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80 Digital Camera features 8.1 megapixel resolution for superb image detail, and the Panasonic Intelligent Image Stabilization system with MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and Intelligent ISO Control compensates for the effects of hand-shake and subject movement, making it possible to capture clear, crisp photos indoors, at night, during action shots, or when taking macro close-ups. The 3x optical zoom Lumix DC Vario lens provides a slightly wide equivalent focal length of 33 - 100mm on a 35mm film camera, plus up to 4.8x extra optical zoom and 4x digital zoom provide tremendous image flexibility.

In addition, the exterior of the DMC-LS80, incorporates a sleek ergonomic design that looks great and feels good in your hand, and the bright 2.5-inch LCD makes it easy to frame and view your images, and video clips. The user-friendly menu and its graphical user interface have also been optimized using brighter colors for easier viewability. The DMC-LS80 is powered by two simple AA batteries, which can be purchased anywhere, and the camera also accepts large-capacity SDHC memory cards, giving users more flexibility in shooting and recording.

8.1 Megapixel Resolution
With a resolution of 8.1 Megapixels, you'll be able to produce high resolution images that can yield photo quality 20 x 30" prints. The camera also has resolution options that are available in three different aspect ratios - 16:9 for displaying on a wide screen monitor or TV, 3:2 for making standard photo album prints, and 4:3 for more traditional image dimensions common in picture frames.
Lumix 3x Optical Zoom Lens
The Lumix DC Variot lens on the DMC-LS80 provides 3x optical zoom, and has a large, bright aperture of f/2.8. Images captured by the DMC-LS80 are crisp and clear - right to the edges, thanks to this superb lens. Plus, you can use the 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom together to produce a maximum of 12x zooming power.
Extended Optical Zoom
The Extended Optical Zoom, which minimizes the image degradation that normally occurs with the use of digital zoom, provides an additional 4.8x zooming power in addition to the 3x standard optical zoom (available with 3 megapixel or smaller images only).
Easy Zoom Button
With the first press of the Easy Zoom button the camera immediately gives you the maximum 3x power of the optical zoom. A second press delivers the maximum 4.8x power of the Extra Optical Zoom. This lets you bring your subject right up close, easily and comfortably, and is especially useful at sporting events and other outdoor activities when fast zoom may be needed to get a shot during quick paced action.
Reduce Blur with MEGA OIS and Intelligent ISO
Image blur is commonly caused by either movement of the camera or movement of the subject. Camera movement is corrected with the MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) feature which uses built-in gyro-sensors to detect the smallest camera movement and instantaneously shifts a lens element in the opposite direction to compensate, giving you sharp, clear images without deterioration. Motion blur - caused when a subject moves as the shot is being taken - is minimized with Intelligent ISO Control. This system actually detects whether the subject is moving and automatically adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to minimize the motion blur effect while maintaining good exposure.
Super-Fast Shutter Response and Consecutive Shooting
The DMC-LS80 is fast and responsive - thanks to the Venus Engine III processor. The camera has an extremely fast shutter lag, so you won't miss that "perfect" moment, and it enables high ISO to minimize motion blur and take pictures under low lighting without the need for a mood-killing flash. Furthermore, the advanced processor enables fast, continuous shooting at a rate of 3 frames per second at full resolution and there is a High-speed Burst of 10 fps available with 2.5 megapixel or less resolution - a superbly useful feature when shooting sports or other fast paced events.
Record High Quality Moving Images
The DMC-LS70 can record beautiful full-size movies in 16:9 Wide VGA format at 30 fps or 10 fps with enhanced picture quality and brightness, and it can also shoot standard VGA and QVGA resolution for home use or e-mail/web applications.
Easy-to-use Scene Modes
The DMC-LS80 has 20 scene modes to provide the best overall image quality for common shooting situations, such as Portrait, Sports, Scenery, Night Scenery, and more. It is easy to select the best scene mode thanks to the Scene Mode list display and help screen, which shows the description of each mode on the LCD monitor.
Intelligent Auto Technology
Just set the camera to the Intelligent Auto mode and say good-bye to complicated settings. The camera will not only help eliminate blurring from hand-shake or subject movement, but it will also select the focus, exposure and scene modes for the best results. In fact, the Intelligent Auto Mode automatically begins focusing even before you press the shutter button, so you'll never miss a great shot.
Auto Angle Detection
Auto angle detection records whether an image was taken horizontally or vertically. This ensures that when playing back on the LCD monitor and displaying images on your TV by connecting your Lumix Digital Camera with an A/V cable, vertical images are automatically displayed vertically and horizontal images are automatically displayed horizontally.
Built-in and Expandable Memory
The camera includes 27MB of built-in memory, and the memory capacity can be expanded dramatically with Secure digital (SD) or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards. You can also copy images from a memory card or PC to the built-in memory, and view them on the LCD anytime you like.
2.5" High-Resolution LCD Display
The DMC-LS80 features a 2.5" diagonal high-resolution LCD monitor makes it easy to see your subject, and when shooting outdoors on a sunny day, press the Power LCD button to boost the backlighting by about 40% for easier visibility. The High Angle Mode improves viewability from a low angle, such as when shooting over a crowd, and the display also provides many shooting assist features such as guide lines for better image framing and a histogram function to check exposure on the fly.
Extended Battery Life
The DMC-LS80 is powered by two AA Batteries, and since AA size batteries can be purchased almost anywhere, you don't have to worry about suddenly running out of battery power. This is great both for taking everyday snapshots and when you are traveling. Furthermore, the Venus Engine processor consumes less power than previous processors, so the LS80 provides impressive battery life. It can take approximately 260 pictures with the included Oxyride batteries and up to 160 shots with ordinary alkaline batteries. you can also use rechargeable Nickel-metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries that can provide an impressive number of shots while providing money savings thanks to the rechargeability of the batteries.
Direct Printing Capability
Simply connect the DMC-LS80 to a PictBridge compatible printer with the included USB cable, engage the direct print feature, and print directly - without the need for a computer The direct print feature allows you to select all images or just the images you like best, and even make multiple copies to share with family and friends
In the Box
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80 Digital Camera (Black)
  • 2x AA Alkaline Batteries
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Software CD-ROM (PhotofunStudio Viewer, ArcSoft MediaImpression, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, QuickTime, Adobe Reader, USB Driver)
  • User Guide
  • 90-Days Labor; 1-Year Parts U.S.A. Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Camera Type Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera with Optical Image Stabilization
    Image Quality
    Image Sensor 1/2.5" 8.32 Megapixel CCD with Primary Color Filter
    Effective Resolution 8.1 million pixels
    Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
    Color Modes Standard, Natural, Vivid, Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
    Image File Formats JPEG (Fine, Standard)
    Recorded Resolution 4:3 Aspect Ratio
    3264 x 2448
    2560 x 1920
    2048 x 1536
    1600 x 1200
    640 x 480

    3:2 Aspect Ratio
    3264 x 2176
    2560 x 1712
    2048 x 1360

    16:9 Aspect Ratio
    3264 x 1840
    2560 x 1440
    1920 x 1080

    Video Recording QuickTime Motion JPEG with Audio
    Wide VGA (848 x 480 @ 30 or 10 fps)
    VGA (640 x 480 @ 30 or 10 fps)
    QVGA (320 x 240 @ 30 or 10 fps)Clip length limited only by available memory to a maximum of 2GB
    Audio Recording Yes
    Lens Type Lumix DC Vario Lens
    Optical Zoom 3x (Up to 4.8x Extra Optical zoom with 3MP or smaller)
    Lens Focal Length 5.5 - 16.5mm (33 - 100mm equivalent)
    Digital Zoom 4x
    Minimum Focus Distance 2" (5cm)
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8-5.1
    Optical Image Stabilization Yes (MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1 / Mode2))
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No
    Focus Control
    Focus Type TTL Contrast Detect AF with AF assist lamp
    Focus Modes Normal (1-point AF, 1-point high speed AF, 5-point AF), Macro, Quick AF
    Focus Range Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
    Macro: 2" (5cm) - infinity wide
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity Auto ISO
    Selectable ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
    High Sensitivity ISO Mode (1600-6400)
    Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2000 seconds
    (15, 30, or 60 seconds in Starry Sky Mode)
    Aperture Range f/2.8-5.1 & f/8.0-14.0 (2 steps)
    Exposure Metering Intelligent Multiple
    Exposure Modes Program AE, SCN, Exposure Compensation (±2EV in 1/3EV increments), Backlight Compensation (Simple mode only), Intelligent ISO, Auto Bracketing AE (±1/3 EV - 1EV steps, 3 frames)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, White Set
    Scene Modes Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-Portrait, Food, Party, Candle Light, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Beach, Aerial Photo, Snow, High Sensitivity, Baby 1&2, Pet, Sunset, Hi-Speed Burst
    Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off)
    Effective Flash Range 1.0' (0.3m) - 15.5' (4.7m)
    External Flash Connection No
    External Flash Control Not Applicable
    Start-Up Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Shutter Lag Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Burst Capability Standard Burst: 3 fps up to 7 images
    High-speed Burst: 10 fps (2.5M or less resolution)
    Self Timer 2 seconds or 10 seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Date & Time Stamp Yes
    Memory & Power
    Built-in Memory 27MB
    Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
    MultiMediaCard (MMC)
    Recording Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Battery Type 2x AA Batteries (Alkaline, Oxyride, NiMH)
    Power Adapter Proprietary AC Adapter (optional)
    Computer Interface USB
    Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
    Remote Control No
    Video Output NTSC & PAL
    Web-Cam Capable No
    System & Software Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista
    Macintosh OS X (10.1 or later)
    Viewfinder No
    LCD Display 2.5" TFT Color LCD (230,000 pixels) with High Angle Mode
    Language Options English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
    Playback Options Single Image, Thumbnail display (12 or 30), Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Image rotation, Slide show (duration is adjustable, also manual controllable), Playback of favorite pictures, Resizing (selectable number of pixels), Trimming, Protection, DPOF print setting
    Dimensions 2.5 x 3.7 x 1.2" (62 x 94 x 30mm)
    Weight 4.8 oz (135g) without batteries

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